Live Events 1
€25,000 Single-Day High Roller
Days:
1

Event Info

Buy-in €25,000
Prize Pool €1,776,740
Players 74

Level Info

Level 26
Blinds 80,000 / 160,000
Ante 160,000

Players Info - Day 1

Players Left 1
Entries 74

Highlights

Highlights

€25,000 Single-Day High Roller
Day 1 completed

Yuri Dzivielevski Stages Huge Comeback to Win €25,000 Single-Day High Roller After Heads-Up Deal (€448,515)

zedmaster84 • Level 26: 80,000-160,000, 160,000 ante
Event 11 Yuri Dzivielevski
Event 11 Yuri Dzivielevski

After 16 hours of poker action, the second high stakes contest of the 2022 PokerStars European Poker Tour (EPT) presented by Monte-Carlo Casino® has come to a conclusion. Brazilian superstar Yuri Dzivielevski cut a heads-up deal with Daniel Dvoress as both players divided the lion's share of the €1,776,740 prize pool. It was yet another very successful High Roller attendance as field of 74 entries emerged the first €25,000 Single-Day High Roller of the EPT stop at the Monte-Carlo Sporting complex.

The final stages of the tournament lasted until the early morning hours and once Byron Kaverman was eliminated in third place, Dzivielevski and Dvoress agreed to an ICM deal and flipped for the trophy. The fortune was on the side of Dzivielevski, like it had been many times prior to that, and he claimed the PokerStars spadie along with a top prize of €448,515. For Dvoress, the runner-up finish came with a consolation prize of €387,435 and both discussed immediately after their potential plans for Day 1 of the upcoming €100,000 Super High Roller.

En route to success, Dzivielevski staged a huge comeback as he was the shortest stack on just three big blinds during the final table. The top 11 spots were paid with notables such as Andriy Lyubovetskiy, Andras Nemeth, PokerStars ambassador Sam Grafton and Sam Greenwood all earning cash prizes. Sergi Reixach, who earned the most money in the €10,200 Mystery Bounty Event and finished second to Jean-Noel Thorel just one day ago, was eliminated on the bubble this time.

Football star and PokerStars Cultural Ambassador Neymar Jr was also among the participants as well but failed to make a deep run, bowing out soon after the late registration of the tournament closed.

Final Result €25,000 Single-Day High Roller

PlaceWinnerCountryPrize (EUR)
1Yuri DzivielevskiBrazil€448,515*
2Daniel DvoressCanada€387,435*
3Byron KavermanUnited States€227,420
4Andriy LyubovetskiyUkraine€175,010
5Andras NemethHungary€138,590
6Sirzat HissouGermany€108,380
7Sam GraftonUnited Kingdom€85,280
8Reza TabatabaiUnited Kingdom€66,630
9Sam GreenwoodCanada€50,640
10Rok GostisaSlovenia€44,420
11Jose QuintasPortugal€44,420

*reflects ICM deal of the final two players

It was yet another strong turnout for a High Roller contest after Event #4: €10,200 Mystery Bounty attracted a field of 83 entries, followed by a record field of 1,918 entries in the France Poker Series €1,100 Main Event to showcase the early success of the stop after a hiatus of three years.

Many stellar names of the poker circuit were involved in the action but perhaps the most well-known star in the field was Brazilian football striker Neymar Jr, who is known for his passion for the game of poker. He was among the returning players after the dinner break and eventually bowed out in a flip against Juan Pardo when his ace-king came up second-best to the pocket sixes of the Spanish High Roller regular.

Neymar Jr.
Neymar Jr.

Among the accomplished poker pros who fell entered and left without anything to show for money-wise were the likes of Mikita Badziakouski, Nick Petrangelo, Timothy Adams, 2021 WSOP Main Event champion Koray Aldemir, Stephen Chidwick, Jake Schindler, and Ali Imsirovic, who all ran out of chips prior to the final three tables.

Mystery Bounty Event winner Jean-Noel Thorel was also among the casualties before the money bubble. EPT 11 Deauville Main Event Champion Ognyan Dimov became another high-profile casualty when he made a move at the wrong time with ace-trey suited and ran into the pocket aces of Daniel Dvoress.

The Spanish-speaking poker community saw a trio of pros all come close but eventually bust before the money as Adrian Mateos, Juan Pardo and Sergi Reixach received no cash prizes. As a matter of fact, it was Reixach who became the bubble boy when he failed to get there with ace-ten against the pocket kings of Dvoress.

It didn't take long after that to set up the nine-handed final table. Byron Kaverman had doubled on the money bubble and then scored a double knockout by dispatching Rok Gostisa and Jose Quintas. Kaverman also claimed the chips of Sam Greenwood as well when he rivered a flush to beat the flopped set of the Canadian. Yet, it was all about Dvoress who held a commanding lead that grew even further after the elimination of Reza Tabatabai in eighth place.

PokerStars ambassador Sam Grafton was ousted in a memorable three-way all-in in which Sirzat Hissou pulled off a miracle escape. However, what followed was a nerve-wrecking affair in which the short stacks pulled several rabbits out of the hats to survive.

Sam Grafton
PokerStars ambassador Sam Grafton

Yuri Dzivielevski was the far shortest stack for an extended period and dropped all the way down to just three big blinds. Several double-ups later, the Brazilian was suddenly second in chips and the double-up carnage continued without missing any beats. Hissou and Nemeth became the next casualties followed by Andriy Lyubovetskiy before the final three players traded numerous double-ups as the lead changed countless times.

In the early morning hours after nearly 16 hours of poker action, it was ultimately Kaverman who became the last casualty of the night when Dzivielevski's run-good continued. The Brazilian agreed to an ICM deal with Dvoress right after that and also won the blind flip for the PokerStars spadie trophy.

Many of those taking part in the Single-Day High Roller will be back in high-stakes action soon as the €100,000 Super High Roller awaits from May 1 to 3, 2022. The PokerNews team will be back then to provide all the action from the French Riviera.

Event 11 Yuri Dzivielevski
Event 11 Yuri Dzivielevski

Tags: Andras NemethAndriy LyubovetskiyByron KavermanDaniel DvoressJean-Noel ThorelJose QuintasNeymar JrReza TabatabaiRok GostisaSam GraftonSam GreenwoodSergi ReixachSirzat HissouYuri Dzivielevski

Daniel Dvoress Eliminated in 2nd Place (€387,435)

poolshir • Level 26: 80,000-160,000, 160,000 ante
Daniel Dvoress - Yuri Dzivielevski
Daniel Dvoress - Yuri Dzivielevski

Yuri Dzivielevski shoved blind from the button and Daniel Dvoress called too without looking.

Daniel Dvoress: {q-Spades}{9-Diamonds}
Yuri Dzivielevski: {a-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}

"How did you get that hand?!" Dvoress asked and Dzivielevski laughed.

The flop came {4-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{8-Spades} to keep Dzivielevski ahead.

The turn was the {j-Diamonds} for Dvoress to pick up the gutshot to a straight but Dzivielevski picked up the nut flush draw.

The river completed the board with the {10-Diamonds}.

"Not that ten!" Dvoress said with a smile before shaking Dzivielevski's hand and making his way to the payout desk to collect €387,435.

And with that nut flush, Dzivielevski laid claim to another PokerStars trophy and €448,515.

A recap of today's action is to follow.

Yuri Dzivielevski br
Yuri Dzivielevski
br 7,400,000 2,100,000
Daniel Dvoress ca
Daniel Dvoress
ca Busted

Tags: Daniel DvoressYuri Dzivielevski

Deal Agreed

poolshir • Level 26: 80,000-160,000, 160,000 ante

The two players have agreed to an ICM-deal:

Yuri Dzivielevski will receive €448,515 as he has the chip lead with 5,300,000 while Daniel Dvoress takes €387,435 with him due to his chip stack of 2,100,000.

The floor suggested that the biggest chip stack would get the trophy but they both agreed to flip for it.

Tags: Daniel DvoressYuri Dzivielevski

Byron Kaverman Eliminated in 3rd Place (€227,420)

zedmaster84 • Level 26: 80,000-160,000, 160,000 ante
Byron Kaverman
Byron Kaverman

Following a small blind shove by Yuri Dzivielevski, the quick call by Byron Kaverman in the big blind followed and the cards were on their backs with Kaverman at risk for around 1.9 million.

Yuri Dzivielevski: {q-Spades}{2-Clubs}
Byron Kaverman: {a-Clubs}{10-Spades}

The {q-Spades}{8-Hearts}{3-Clubs} flop improved Dzivielevski to a pair of queens. Nothing changed on the {3-Spades} turn and the {4-Spades} river ended Kaverman's run in third place as the short-handed survival eventually came down to the final two players.

Yuri Dzivielevski br
Yuri Dzivielevski
br 5,300,000 1,800,000
Daniel Dvoress ca
Daniel Dvoress
ca 2,100,000 350,000
Byron Kaverman us
Byron Kaverman
us Busted

Tags: Byron KavermanYuri Dzivielevski

No Double-Up for Now

zedmaster84 • Level 26: 80,000-160,000, 160,000 ante

In case you are wondering when the next all-in showdown was to take place, it didn't happen just yet at the start of the new level. There were several all-in but none of them were called. Byron Kaverman had the most of it and chipped back up to leapfrog ahead of Daniel Dvoress, while Yuri Dzivielevski retained the top spot for the time being.

Yuri Dzivielevski br
Yuri Dzivielevski
br 3,500,000 -215,000
Byron Kaverman us
Byron Kaverman
us 2,150,000 1,000,000
Daniel Dvoress ca
Daniel Dvoress
ca 1,750,000 -750,000

Tags: Byron KavermanDaniel DvoressYuri Dzivielevski

Level:
26
Blinds:
80,000/160,000
Ante:
160,000

A Double for Dzivielevski

poolshir • Level 25: 60,000-120,000, 120,000 ante

Byron Kaverman shoved from the button with the biggest stack for Yuri Dzivielevski to make the call in the big blind for the 2,465,000 he had in front of him.

Yuri Dzivielevski: {10-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}
Byron Kaverman: {7-Spades}{7-Diamonds}

The board ran out {10-Spades}{9-Hearts}{a-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{4-Clubs} for Dzivielevski to stay ahead and even flop a set to double up with.

Yuri Dzivielevski br
Yuri Dzivielevski
br 5,110,000 2,510,000
Byron Kaverman us
Byron Kaverman
us 1,150,000 -2,660,000

Tags: Byron KavermanYuri Dzivielevski

Dvoress Doubles Through Dzivielevski

zedmaster84 • Level 25: 60,000-120,000, 120,000 ante

Daniel Dvoress got it in for the final 440,000 on the button and Yuri Dzivielevski flat-called out of the small blind to set up the following showdown.

Daniel Dvoress: {k-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}
Yuri Dzivielevski: {a-Hearts}{7-Clubs}

Not the ace but two sevens appeared on the {7-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{3-Spades} flop, vaulting Dzivielevski into a commanding lead. Yet, the story would get another twist as Dvoress hit the {k-Hearts} turn and {k-Spades} river for quads to double as well.

Yuri Dzivielevski br
Yuri Dzivielevski
br 2,600,000 -360,000
Daniel Dvoress ca
Daniel Dvoress
ca 1,180,000 550,000

Tags: Daniel DvoressYuri Dzivielevski